Mass Tort LitigationMass tort litigation deals with cases in which an individual or company does harm to a group of people as a result of a negligent action or a faulty product. It is a highly complex area of the law because many parties are often involved and numerous variables are at play. Some examples of mass tort cases include:
- Product liability cases, such as those involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices or children’s toys that were defective, malfunctioned or otherwise harmed people
- Cases involving “man-made” disasters that have impacted large numbers of people, such as airplane crashes or chemical plant explosions
- Large business anti-trust claims, such as price fixing and toxic torts, which involve exposure to toxins.